|Starburst centres are a slight variation on the oversewn centre.
Instead of using the stitching to hold the flower together, it’s used to decorate a centre that has already been secured.
Firstly, make a flower with a stem stitch centre.
|Take a length of yarn and thread it into a blunt needle.
Thread the yarn underneath your flower.
|This allows you to hold the loose end in the hand that is holding the loom and keep your stitching tidy.|
|Take the yarn across to the opposite side of your flower.
Thread the yarn under the flower, coming out at the next space on the left of where you started.
|and pull through. Don’t pull too tightly. You want your yarn to sit neatly on your flower without pulling the centre out of shape.|
|Take the yarn directly across the flower again.
Thread your yarn under the flower and come out at the next space on the left.
|Repeat this process|
|until you have worked all the way around as many times as you want. My sample flowers have one round of stitching.|
|Darn in the ends and finish your flowers with whichever edging you prefer.
For these flowers I used a crochet lace edging.
|This flower also has a shell stitch edging crocheted on the inner flower.|
Copyright Sarah Bradberry, February 21st 2011. All rights reserved.